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Sunday, October 08, 2006

What's next after Ruby on Rails? Seaside (Smalltalk)

Seaside--it's a webapp framework written in Smalltalk. Very smart stuff inside (continuation-based statefulness i.e. the code looks like that of a "normal" desktop app (thick-client)). And you get to use Smalltalk, which is a very beautiful (and very old) pure-OO language.

I'm playing with it now. First heard about it from this 1-hour video.


  • Hi, Jon. Thanks for the post. It looks very interesting. I haven't done anything "Statefulness" though. I just noticed DabbleDB, people from Vancouver, uses this too. Chiao!

    By Anonymous Quinn, at 10/09/2006 7:24 p.m.  

  • In fact the DabbleDB people are the inventors of Seaside.

    About Smalltalk, this is highly recommended. Once you learn it you will never look back. It's powerful like Lisp but with a more human readable idiom.

    By Blogger Carl Gundel, at 10/10/2006 9:39 a.m.  

  • Quinn--yeah, it looks very fun! I've got to play with it some more.

    Carl--aw yeeeah, Smalltalk is very powerful. I used it in a summer job several years back--a ton of fun.

    By Blogger Jonathan, at 10/10/2006 7:11 p.m.  

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